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10 Best Macau Dishes that will Blow Your Mind - For the Foodie in You!

If you are travelling in Macau, you have to experiment with the local food! The article below gives information about 10 top dishes that you should not miss when you are travelling here.



The exquisite minchi is indeed a national favourite in Macau! It is a comfort food which is quite easy to make as well. You will find it being served at the many leading restaurants here as well. Minchi essentially is a dish which combines minced beef and diced potatoes. Stir-fried with chopped onions, this dish is quite often served with a fried egg and a serving of steamed rice.



Tacho celebrates the best of both European and Asian cuisines. It includes cabbage, ham, pork, duck and sausages. All the ingredients are combined well and slow-cooked to perfection. You will find it at many leading restaurants in Macau. If you stay at a centrally located hotel like Hotel Okura Macau you will be able to enjoy a remarkable culinary tour for sure. Macau hotel’s 5-star accommodation options will help you enjoy a relaxing stay too.



Capela is the Macanese rendition of meatloaf. It is a family dish which has gained immense popularity in the region.


African chicken

When you order African chicken in Macau, you will be served a deliciously flavoursome chicken curry! It captures the true heart and soul of Macanese cuisine. The spices which are used in the dish make it quite appealing for sure.


Pork chop bun

Pork chop bun is a delectable snack which will appease your hunger pangs quite effectively. It is quite easy to find pork chop bun in the streets of Macau. Some even call this a localized version of a hamburger!


Braised pork in tamarind shrimp sauce

This is yet another favourite dish among meat lovers! It is pork dish which is slow-cooked to perfection. The Macanese shrimp paste sauce which is used in the dish enhances its flavour wonderfully.


Salted cod fritters

Salted cod fritters
The salted cod fritters are filled with salted cod, onion, mashed potatoes, egg as well as parsley. It has a heavenly crisp on the outside and a wonderfully moist centre. One bite of it and you will be tantalized for sure!


Macanese chilli prawns

Macanese chilli prawns should not be missed when you are travelling around in Macau! It is a popular dish among seafood lovers. Fresh and juicy prawns are stuffed with ref chilli, garlic, shallot as well as parsley and fried to perfection. White wine and garlic sauce are poured over the crispy prawns for added flavour.


Macanese style Portuguese chicken

This is a simple dish which combines chicken and potatoes. The concoction is cooked in a thick, yellow sauce of coconut cream and turmeric.


Macau egg tart

Macau egg tart is a delightful dish which will leave you yearning for more. The dish includes crème Brulee tops as well as pastry crusts. Of course, the incredible egg custard centres make this dish irresistible!

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